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Sightings Thumbnails: September 2007
Lantern Festival Lantern Festival (8 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 25th September 2007: The Mid-Autumn Festival is commonly known as the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival in Malaysia. Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, it is a evolving Chinese tradition...
Tags: moon cakes, lamps, thean hou temple, customs, tradition
Dance Sport Dance Sport (8 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 24th September 2007: From the shadows, dance has developed into a recognised sport under the International Olympic Committee...
Tags: dancing, dancesports, ballroom, indoor games
Felicitations To The Chief Felicitations To The Chief (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 21st September 2007: Under a golden sunset, The Chief High Priest of Malaysia makes his way to a Felicitation Ceremony. Before his elevation, I had the honour and privilege to photograph him at his many charity missions...
Tags: buddhist, buddhism, monk, abbot, maha vihara temple, welfare, orphanage, orphans, kids
The Satay Man The Satay Man (1 pic)
Ampang Jaya, 21st September 2007: Like a movie stuntman, a satay seller appears to be engulfed in flames. Some believe that the popular dish was invented by Hainanese immigrants, many whom were cooks during the colonial days...
Tags: local, malaysian, malay, food, kebab, stove, fire, cook, delicacy, cooking, dining
Moonrise Over KLCC Mosque Moonrise Over KLCC Mosque (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 18th September 2007: The moon rises over the Masjid Asy-Syakirin at KLCC Park. The time is known as the Magic Hour in photography and cinematography. In reality, the magic usually last for about fifteen minutes...
Tags: islam, religion, architecture, city landmarks, moon, dusk, sunset
Children At A Ramadhan Bazaar Children At A Ramadhan Bazaar (7 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 15th September 2007: The Pasar Ramadhan at Kg Medan is reputed to be the longest such bazaar in Malaysia. It is a seemingly endless jumble of closely-spaced stalls, people and vehicles. Due to its sheer size, many parents shop with their kids on motorcycles...
Tags: fasting month, children, stalls, food, traffic, bikes, puasa
Buka Puasa At Masjid India Buka Puasa At Masjid India (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 13th September 2007: I stumbled upon a mass Buka Puasa session inside the Masjid India mosque today. The very friendly and hospitable folks seem amused but delighted to find a curious noob and a non-Muslim among them...
Tags: indian-muslims, islam, breaking fast, fasting month
Faster, Higher & Stronger Faster, Higher & Stronger (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 13th September 2007: Jessica Pang -- Country Manager for Malaysia - Visa International Asia Pacific -- wants me to convey a special message to all you shutterbugs...
Tags: beijing olympics, photo competition, photography, debit, credit cards
Not Every Road Resurfacing Leads To An Election Not Every Road Resurfacing Leads To An Election (1 pic)
Sepang, 13th September 2007: Most Malaysians tend to think of elections when they see newly resurfaced roads resurfaced again. Not in this case...
Tags: race track, fim, repair works, remedial measures, sic, bumps,
Kuala Lumpur International Tattoo 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Tattoo 2007 (10 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 11th September 2007: The KL International Tattoo is by far the most entertaining event held in conjunction with the 50th Merdeka anniversary. A big salute also to the crowd who cheered wildly for every single team. Not a common sight with our usually partisan and reserved spectators...
Tags: military, army, march, bands, forces, uniform, music, stadium merdeka, tentera
Doa Selamat For Dr Mahathir Doa Selamat For Dr Mahathir (2 pics)
Kuala Lumpur, 9th September 2007: A teary-eyed Marina relating how her father was determined to undergo heart surgery as he felt he has unfinished business and needed to get well again soonest. She and well-wishers were at a multi-faith prayer meet...
Tags: rpk, raja petra, prayers, multi-religious, priest, heart
Jackie Chan Up Close Jackie Chan Up Close (1 pic)
Bandar Sunway, 8th September 2007: Here he is -- sweet and sweaty -- after being ushered through a sea of screaming fans. He proclaimed his retirement from action movies next year. The action hero also revealed; he won't be appearing in another Rush Hour sequel, hates the Hollywood film-making system and if given a choice, would like to kiss Jodie Foster on screen...
Tags: superstar, star, hong kong, hollywood, movies, fans, jacky, martial arts, celebrity
Budget 2008 Budget 2008 (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 7th September 2007: The Prime Minister tabling Bajet 2008, as seen on live TV at the Trading Hall of RHB Centre...
Tags: economy, fiscal, policy, tax, announcement, financial, government, spending
The Hungry Ghosts Festival The Hungry Ghosts Festival (10 pics)
Selayang, 7th September 2007: Too Fast For JPJ. This paper bus and driver are one of many offerings laid out to appease spirits during the Hungry Ghost Festival. This special 10-page photo essay feature some of the interesting and bizarre rituals at the close the festival in Selayang...
Tags: chinese, superstition, beliefs, worship, ancestors, prayers, ghost month, rituals
Alex Yoong - A1 Team Malaysia Alex Yoong - A1 Team Malaysia (1 pic)
Kuala Lumpur, 5th September 2007: A1 Team Malaysia unveiled its new car with a new line-up of sponsors at Carcosa today. Principal driver Alex Yoong looks forward to more podium finishes at the new season of the A1GP, the World Cup of Motorsports...
Tags: motorsport, racing, gp, drivers, a1teammalaysia
Rain Clouds Rain Clouds (1 pic)
Gombak, 4th September 2007: It was one of the darkest skies ever seen at 6:30pm. Even frugal Malaysian drivers turned on their car lights! For me, the rain clouds that blanketed north Gombak and Selayang today provided a wonderful, rare photo opportunity...
Tags: mosque, storm, raining, weather, dark clouds
Fireworks At Putrajaya Fireworks At Putrajaya (10 pics)
Putrajaya, 2nd September 2007: Finale of the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition at Putrajaya. I had to walk 3 km through a dark, deserted path to get to this vantage point. Lights illuminating landmarks around ground zero were turned-off during the fireworks display. What's the point of hosting the event at such a beautiful place when...
Tags: pyro, light show, explosives, blast
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